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Maine Data Glimpse: Education & Remote Learning in New England

November 2, 2020 – Maine Data Glimpse

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D. and Sarah Boege at Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation. This Data Glimpse focuses on education data from Phase 2 of the U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey. Collected from mid-August to mid-September 2020, these data provide new insights on remote learning at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. Since sample sizes are insufficient to examine…

Maine Data Glimpse: Community Survey

September 29, 2020 – Maine Data Glimpse

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D. and Sarah Boege at Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation. Maine Data Glimpse This Data Glimpse uses new data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS), released on September 17, 2020, to update some Maine statistics for 2019 and to identify changes since 2018. According to the ACS, Maine’s 2019 population was 1,344,212 residents—up about…

Maine Data Glimpse: Underestimates of the Labor Force

September 15, 2020 – Maine Data Glimpse

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D. and Sarah Boege at Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation. This Data Glimpse focuses on an important measurement issue: how the Bureau of Labor Statistics collects official labor force statistics and how these measurements are complicated by the pandemic labor market context. Inspired by the unique uptick in Maine’s July unemployment rate (see Figure 1), we trace…

Maine Data Glimpse: Covid-19 Cases by Race and Ethnicity

July 21, 2020 – Maine Data Glimpse

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D. and Sarah Boege at Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation This section provides details on COVID-19 cases by race and ethnicity as of July 14, 2020 for each New England state. These data are from the COVID Racial Data Tracker, a national project that compiles racial and ethnic data from every state reporting such information. The COVID…

Maine Data Glimpse: Pandemic Unemployment

July 7, 2020 – Maine Data Glimpse

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D., Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation This report provides updates on Maine’s unemployment situation through mid-June, drawing on new data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on June 19, 2020. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims by Week Maine’s unemployment claims have been made public regularly and are provided in Figure 1 for context. Initial unemployment insurance claims…

Maine Data Glimpse: Pandemic Shift to Remote Learning

June 17, 2020 – Maine Data Glimpse

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D., Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation The U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey is a unique source of timely data on how households are faring across the United States and in each state during the pandemic. Topics include household income and employment changes, mental health, food insufficiency, and the shift to remote learning. In this data glimpse,…